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Radio Interview

Radio Interview

Danielle Ofri speaks about doctors, patients, and the emotions that flow between....

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Giving the Doctor a Second Chance

Giving the Doctor a Second Chance

“Someone had said you were a good doctor,” my patient said derisively, “but I was not impressed.” What had I done?

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Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Irrational fears are highly contagious, and there's no vaccine for that. So just like in the hospital, we need to use universal precautions. Be skeptical of hype. Get your facts from reliable sources and keep things in perspective.

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The Little Things

The Little Things

Although technically these are the little things, in a sense they’re actually the big things. Indeed, for some patients, the little thing may be the only thing that matters.

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Physician Suicide

Physician Suicide

Physician suicide is no surprise: Doctors have the highest suicide rates of any professional group. But losing two of our newest members within a week of each other is a painful reminder of the dangers of our profession.

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Adventures in ‘Prior Authorization’

Adventures in ‘Prior Authorization’

“Dear Doctor. We are writing to inform you that a prior authorization is required for the medication you prescribed.” That’s usually where I stop reading.

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TEDMED 2014

TEDMED 2014

Danielle will be speaking at the opening session of TEDMED 2014 at the Kennedy Center. This year's theme is “Unlocking Imagination in Service of Health and Medicine.” Free live-stream access for educational insitutions and nonprofits.

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The Physical Exam as Refuge

The Physical Exam as Refuge

There are few situations where we expect to disrobe and have our bodies touched by relative strangers.

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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine often induces more confusion than clarity. It also means different things to different people.

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The Patient vs The Illness

The Patient vs The Illness

So often in medicine we make it sound like the patient is responsible for the clinical outcomes of their illness.

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